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Firefighting Standards - NFPA 495

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NFPA 495

Explosive Materials Code
NFPA 495 - Explosive Materials Code

1.1.1 This code shall apply to the manufacture, transportation, storage, sale, and use of explosive materials. 1.1.2 This code shall not apply to the transportation of explosive materials where under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). It shall apply, however, to state and municipal supervision of compliance with "Hazardous Materials Regulations," U.S. Department of Transportation, Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 100-199. 1.1.3 This code shall not apply to the transportation and use of military explosives by federal or state military agencies, nor shall it apply to the transportation and use of explosive materials by federal, state, or municipal agencies while engaged in normal or emergency performance of duties. 1.1.4 This code shall not apply to the manufacture of explosive materials under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Defense. This code also shall not apply to the distribution of explosive materials to or storage of explosive materials by military agencies of the United States, nor shall it apply to arsenals, navy yards, depots, or other establishments owned by or operated by or on behalf of the United States. 1.1.5 This code shall not apply to pyrotechnics such as flares, fuses, and railway torpedoes. It also shall not apply to fireworks and pyrotechnic special effects as defined in NFPA 1123, Code for Fireworks Display; NFPA 1124, Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, and Storage of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles; and NFPA 1126, Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics before a Proximate Audience. 1.1.6 This code shall not apply to model and high power rocketry as defined in NFPA 1122, Code for Model Rocketry; NFPA 1125, Code for the Manufacture of Model Rocket and High Power Rocket Motors; and NFPA 1127, Code for High Power Rocketry. 1.1.7 This code shall not apply to the use of explosive materials in medicines and medicinal agents in the forms prescribed by the United States Pharmacopeia or the National Formulary.

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